Family Methanocellaceae

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Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


Methanocellaceae Sakai et al. 2008, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Methanocella Sakai et al. 2008.
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Methanocella, type genus of the family; -aceae, the ending to donate a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanocellaceae, the family of the genus Methanocella.
Valid publication: SAKAI (S.), IMACHI (H.), HANADA (S.), OHASHI (A.), HARADA (H.) and KAMAGATA (Y.): Methanocella paludicola gen. nov., sp. nov., a methane-producing archaeon, the first isolate of the lineage 'Rice Cluster I', and proposal of the new archaeal order Methanocellales ord. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 929-936.
Original article in IJSEM Online